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Public Affairs Graduate Certificate Programs

James SmithPictured | James M. Smith, PhD | University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010 | Director, Masters of Public Affairs; and Associate Professor of Political Science

Graduate Certificate in Public Affairs

James M. Smith, PhD | Program Director
Wiekamp Hall 2179 | (574) 520-4817 |

Certificate Programs

The Public Affairs graduate certificate is a 15 credit hour (five courses) program designed for individuals who want a short course in management, as in the following examples:

  • Those in public and community or health care organizations or agencies who wish to supplement their primary fields of professional or technical expertise.
  • People changing from professional or technical roles to managerial roles in their organizations.
  • Career employees of public and community agencies or health care organizations interested in studying about public or health care management.

Admission Requirements, Application Procedures, and Academic Standing

To apply to a certificate program, applicants must meet the same eligibility requirements as applicants seeking admission to the MPA degree program. Applicants also must follow the same application procedures as those for the MPA degree program. The rules for maintaining good academic standing in the MPA degree program also apply to the certificate program.

Certificate Program Requirements (15 cr.)

Courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted.

Public Management Certificate
  • POLS-Y 501 Fundamentals of Public Management
  • POLS-Y 505 Personnel Management in Public Organizations
  • POLS-Y 511 Public Economics
  • Two additional political science graduate courses

Nonprofit Management Certificate
  • POLS-Y 505 Personnel Management in Public Organizations
  • POLS-Y 515 Nonprofit Management
  • POLS-Y 582 Financial Management for Public Affairs
  • Two additional political science graduate courses

Academic Bulletins

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2023-2024 Campus Bulletin
2022-2023 Campus Bulletin
2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.